B-cycle Bike Sharing will bring their demonstration station to Discovery World Museum tomorrow from 11am to 2pm. The demo station will be fully operational and complete with bicycles for people to try. There will be a press conference at 11:30 am. I will be there with a big grin on my face. If you can’t make the demonstration, you can always head to Madison to try out their fully operational system there.
Here is the media release about the event from B-cycle:
Trek: Eric Bjorling
(920) 478-2191, x12526
B-cycle to Host Milwaukee Demo
Bike share demonstration to take place 11 am-2pm June 23 at Discovery World
(Milwaukee, WI) – America’s fastest growing bike share system, B-cycle, will be hosting a public demonstration of their bikes and docking station Thursday, June 23 at Milwaukee’s Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr.) from 11 am – 2 pm.
The demonstration, intended to introduce Wisconsin’s most populous city to the concept of how a bike share system could work as an effective method of alternative transportation, will include test rides of the actual B-cycle bike and a fully operational docking station. The solar powered kiosk features B-cycle’s intuitive interface so that Milwaukeeans can experience how fun and easy B-cycle is to use.
Recently named to Fast Company’s “Top Ten Most Innovative Transportation Companies,” B-cycle is a next-generation bicycle sharing system that replaces the need for a car for short trips in, and around, urban areas. Since debuting in Denver, CO in 2010, B-cycle has been utilized over 100,000 times, 43% of which replaced a car trip in the city’s downtown area. In addition to Denver, B-cycle is currently operational in Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, San Antonio, TX, Kailua, HI, Boulder, CO, Madison, WI and will soon appear in Broward County, FL, Omaha, NE, and Spartanburg, SC.
B-cycle was formed by a partnership between Humana, Trek Bicycle and Crispin Porter + Bogusky based on a shared belief that bicycles should be a vehicle for positive health and environmental change as well as an important part of a community’s transportation ecosystem. Together, the founding partners developed a bike-sharing system designed specifically for U.S. cities, universities and corporate campuses.